Random fecal alpha 1-antitrypsin excretion in children with intestinal disorders.

Demonstration of excessive enteric protein loss traditionally required the use of labeled macromolecules and prolonged stool collection uncontaminated by urine. alpha 1-Antitrypsin (alpha 1-AT) clearance has recently been used for the demonstration of enteric protein loss, but controversy still exists about the value of determining alpha 1-AT concentration… CONTINUE READING